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MSNBC
Nov 27, 2012 8:00pm PST
. >> preserving tax cuts for the middle class. tonight chris van hollen and jan schakowsky on the latest on the fiscal cliff. >>> the meeting with the president looks good for progressives. we'll get the scoop from james hoffa. >>> plus, breaking news. republicans running the benghazi witch hunt remain disturbed and troubles. >> i'm more disturbed and significantly troubled. >> i'm more troubled. >> joan walsh on today's big meeting with susan rice. >>> and yesterday ricks rolled fox news. >> i think that the emphasis on benghazi has been extremely political because fox was operating as a wing of the republican party. >> today fox news strikes back. >>> good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. the white house is keeping republicans in a box. president obama is hitting the road to push the extension of tax cuts for income, for folks under $250,000 a year. the president will kick off his tour in southeastern pennsylvania on friday. today he met with small business owners at the white house and tomorrow he plans to meet with a group of middle-class families. repu
MSNBC
Nov 16, 2012 5:00pm PST
congressman chris van hollen here to expose the problem. >>> governor scott walker joins rick perry in opposition to health care. john nick els joins us with the latest. >>> secessionists are coming out of the woodwork. wait until you hear their reasons. >> good to have you with us. thanks for watching president the right wing afelt to gin up a scandal is falling apart. republicans have declared the president is covering up information about benghazi. republicans gave us a pregame of accusations, involving ambassador susan rice. some house members say this is worse than watergate. >> this is not simply a coverup of a third-rate burglary. we have four of our diplomatic personnel dead and it has not a mccarthy era tactic to demand that the american people ares no misinformed about it to the point that they don't know what the threat is. >> the loud mouths were john mccain of arizona who spent the last three days despairaging ambassador rice for her public remarks about benghazi early on. >> susan rice should have known better. if she didn't know better, she's not qualified. i will brok h
NBC
Nov 6, 2012 11:00pm EST
. >> representative elijah cummings has served in the challengers. represented chris van hollen also won reelection, fending off three challengers in his race. >> debra wiener is that m&t bank stadium with the democrats this evening. how are people feeling there this evening? >> they just read the numbers and it is clear for the local races, it was kind of a cakewalk, as predicted. ben cardin being reelected to a second term, and the roscoe bartlett loss is huge. he was very entrenched in maryland. he actually was close friends with ruppersberger. what that does for the delegation is now there is only one republican from maryland on his congressional delegation. it really did change the dynamic of the delegation. the big thing that is getting a lot of response from the democrats. it may be -- you really get a sense of the crowd reacting to the scenes all across here. one morgan state university student said, i did not know the country was so divided. it is a big epiphany for hire, but not for the rest of us who have been watching this and did predict a long night ahead. >> of the reason
FOX
Nov 7, 2012 4:00am EST
party. >> and chris van hollen easily wins his re-election. we'll be back in a moment. a moment. >>> in the virginia senate race, democrat tim kaine held off a chal fedex republican george allen. kaine won a senate seat being vacated by jim webb and did it with strong support from younger voters and minorities. -- hell off a challenge from republican george allen. >> -- held off a challenge from republican george allen. >> it is time for all of us to come together to find common ground in our efforts to find solutions to our nation's common problems. >> with wins in both virginia and maryland, democrats are keeping control of the senate. >> that candidate in maryland, senator ben cardin. he won with 54% beating republican dan bongino. democrat keeping control of the senate again but just barely 1/3 of the senate was up for grabs. republicans lost two seats giving democrats control with 51 senators. in the house, republicans are keeping control despite losing a cup of seats in new hampshire and new york. in virginia, all 11 incumbents won re-election. and in maryland, john delane
Current
Nov 7, 2012 3:00am PST
right here we go with three minutes before the top of the hour, congressman chris van hollen, reelected last night in the state of maryland. he will be in studio with us in the next hour. peter, there's a lot we didn't get to yet. by wait, it's great to see dick morris and karl rove with egg on their face this morning. >> that is a nice thing to wait up to. >> bill: important ballot initiatives and pot and marriage equality. >> there were two big big wins in maryland and maine with marriage equality, both approved. they've had this as a popular vote 32 other times and it hasn't won 1998, it's been a 32 state losing streak, both voting for marriage equality last night. minnesota, they were trying to outlaw gay marriage. they shot that down, which is a big victory. also washington state very close there, as well, but it looks like another win for marriage equality in washington state. >> bill: and with pot legalization of marijuana yes yes in colorado and washington state, it carried in both states. in california, governor jerry brown's very, very important measure to raise new revenue pa
ABC
Nov 4, 2012 9:30am EST
far as sisimpson-bowles. whwhat do you say to chris van hollen? >> chris is a terrific member of congress and served the country beautifully. what the one to focus on is going forward. think however simpson-bowles is a great proposal. i am very supportive of it and i think is the blueprint we ne to follow. we cannot all agree on erything. >> i have to make evenadmit iis tough waiting. >> the d deficit situation is the central issue facing this country. the only way to fix it is througugh a balanced approach. people are going to c come the table initially with their very strong opinions, but we have to wowork together and come up with a compromise where everyone compromises. that is what the country needs. john delaney, a man with four daughters and a wife at home, probably used to having to make compromise. thank you. we will be back with some ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] combine the pnc cashbuilder viscredit card with a qualifying pnc performance select checking account and earn 75% % more than cards earning 1% cash back on almost everything. >> and thanks for join
MSNBC
Nov 8, 2012 10:00am PST
congressman chris van hollen stuck in the middle of it. >>> the blame game begin. mitt romney closes down headquarters. republicans wringing hands over what went wrong. >> don't tell me the republican party doesn't have outreach, we do. but what are we supposed to do now? are we supposed to, in order to get the hispanic and/or latino vote, did that mean open boarders and embrace the illegals? if we're not getting the female vote do we become pro-choice? do we start passing out birth control pills? >> where does the party go from here? we'll talk to virginia governor bob macdonald. plus other ballot issues, big victories for same-sex marriage and the fight to legalize marijuana. and late night gets the last laugh now that the election's over. >> well, it's over. and as usual, the guy from kenya won. >> president obama did well with women beating romney by 11 binders. >> florida tonight remains too close to call. so where's the good news, you say? here it is. the election was decided without them. >> you don't listen to anything i say! i have been bringing you the truth! hot and hard now fo
MSNBC
Nov 27, 2012 11:00am PST
public on his side? chris van hollen will join us live. plus, another day of deadly protests in cairo over egypt's president morsi's new sweeping powers that he is seeking. we'll get a live report. plus, the former head of florida's republican party, he's making a stunning claim about the state's early voting law saying it was deliberately designed to suppress minority votes. it's just one of the things we thought you should know. join our conversation on twitter. you can find us at @tamronhall and at @newsnation. a winter wonderland doesn't just happen. it takes some doing. some coordinating. and a trip to the one place with the new ideas that help us pull it all together. from the things that hang and shine... ...to the things that sparkle and jingle. all while saving the things that go in our wallet. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. get fresh cut savings. live trees are arriving weekly. now's a good time to think about your options. are you looking for a plan that really meets your needs? and your budget? as you probably know, medicare only covers about
MSNBC
Nov 16, 2012 10:00am PST
. joining me now to discuss the congressional leaders meeting is chris van hollen, ranking democratic, ranking members of the house budget committee. thanks for waiting while we talked about all of this that is happening in washington. >> a lot going on, indeed. >> the real story. of course that is going to face every american is whether our taxes go up, whether huge spending cuts take place and whether this will precipitate potentially another recession. i do have the feeling from what -- do you have the feeling from what you've heard from the speaker there is a solution and he will be able to garner enough votes on the republican side of the caucus and you on the democrat to try to avert this? the house is where the action is. >> they had a constructive meeting at the white house. the president and the top four congressional leaders, republicans and democrats. there was a spirit of cooperation today. the challenge is ahead because while everyone is committed to working to avoid going over the fiscal cliff for the reasons you just mentioned, obviously the devil is in the details. and
MSNBC
Nov 8, 2012 1:00pm EST
going to be making. >> chris van hollen, thank you very much sir. >>> how are republicans reacting to election losses? still ahead, why she's giving up on washington. senator olympia snowe. this is "andrea mitchell reports" only on msnbc. i look at her, and i just want to give her everything. yeah, you -- you know, everything can cost upwards of...[ whistles ] i did not want to think about that. relax, relax, relax. look at me, look at me. three words, dad -- e-trade financial consultants. so i can just go talk to 'em? just walk right in and talk to 'em. dude, those guys are pros. they'll hook you up with a solid plan. they'll -- wa-- wa-- wait a minute. bobby? bobby! what are you doing, man? i'm speed dating! [ male announcer ] get investing advice for your family at e-trade. you walk into a conventional mattress store, it's really not about you. we have so much technology in our store to really show the customers what's going on with their bodies. you can see a little more pressure in the shoulders and in the hips. ... now you can feel what happens as we raise your sleep number sett
MSNBC
Nov 7, 2012 11:00am PST
apparent winner in north dakota. >>> i'll talk congressman from maryland chris van hollen. th committee. does he think the partisan gridlock in congress can be broken? >>> first, here's a few things we knew thought you should know. wow. we saw this one coming. an angry donald trump lashed out on twitter last night as the election results came in. he slammed the electoral college. the results themselves. one of the tweets read, this election is a total sham. and a trafdy. we're not a y. well, another tweet that's since disappeared from the twitter page said, quote, votes equals a loss. revolution! that's now gone. those are the things we thought you should know. begin. tomato, obviously. haha. there's more than that though, there's a kick to it. wahlalalalallala! smooth, but crisp. it's kind of like drinking a food that's a drink, or a drink that's a food, woooooh! [ male announcer ] taste it and describe the indescribable. could've had a v8. >>> welcome .ouse speaker boehner will hold a news conference, the first since president obama's re-election and issued a statement saying if there
CNN
Nov 5, 2012 2:00am PST
portman will be joining us, maryland congressman chris van hollen, pat tomby, arizona senator john mccain is with us. former treasury secretary larry summers is our guest. obama campaign deputy manager stephanie cutter, former white house press secretary bill burden all joining us this morning. and we're counting down the final hours of a marathon battle for the white house, just too close to call today. this morning after 17 months of campaigning and $3 billion spent, it has come down to this. a brand new cnn/orc vote of likely voters released last night shows that mitt romney and president obama are in a tie, 49% apiece. both candidates are targeting the must-win swing states on this final full day of campaigning. the president accompanied by rocker bruce springsteen holding rallies in madison, wisconsin, columbus, ohio, des moines, iowa. governor romney has been in stanford, florida, lynchberg and fairfax, virginia, columbus, ohio, and manchester, ohio, and it wouldn't be an election without a legal mess in florida. voters reporting lines up to seven hours long at some south flo
FOX News
Nov 27, 2012 6:00am PST
where that goes. stuart, thanks very much. we'll talk to chris van hollen moments away. bob,er is also here today. we'll get to some of that with them. thanks, stuart. bill: some context from how far the revenue ending bush tax cuts would go. during the 2012 fiscal year it costs $9.7 billion a day to run the federal government. the additional revenue stopping bush tax cuts would bring in $82.4 billion. a number that would run the government for 8 1/2 days. senator corker says there is plan on the table for two years. martha: that grand bargain that was so close. we'll see where that is in terms of both sides. bill:. we're just getting started on this tuesday morning. how about this story? oh, my gosh, a toddler seconds away from almost certain death in this video as a car comes barreling around that bend. we'll show you what the rest of what happens here and we'll tell you what ended up happening. bill: there is new violence on the streets of key roy. in fact we're getting word that crowds are amassing today. anger growing over a presidential power grab. the white house treading softly
ABC
Nov 11, 2012 9:30am EST
with republicans, and chris van hollen, who o may neneed nancy pelosi's backing to beat at steny hoyer for the job. >> there is no question that if you take the rhetoric at face value, there is no deal possible. i think the american pple are hong there is give-and-take on both sides but it is going to be tough bececause of the obama rhetoric during the campaign those at the totop end of the ectrum paying a little bit more, the republican line of "we are willing to have a discussion but it cannot inlve rates." the gap has got to be bridged -- leaderers haveve to havave a al they can sell to their rank and file. >> the real problem here is that even if you raise taxes on high- income individuals by $100 billion to $15billion and to cut spending by an equal amount, so you me john boehner and the president happppy, tt's still just kicks t the can because it does not address the problem of entitlements growing to do that you will have to make changes ithis town, programs that neither republicansns nor mocrats want to mamake -- hold on - and you have to raise middle-class taxes to. >> maryla
CNN
Nov 15, 2012 4:00am PST
young, minority, and women voters. >>> a lot to talk about this morning, among our guests chris van hollen is back, russel honore is with us, jordin sparks is with us, joe heck, kurt boournlg, dr. sanjay gupta, dutch ruppersberger, and "twilight" actress, elizabeth reaser. it's thursday, november 15th, and "starting point" begins right now. >>> morning. welcome, everybody. our starting point this morning, those escalating hostilities between israelis and palestinian militants, threatening to trigger a full-scale mideast war. israel is targeting hamas sites in gaza with air strikes, while militants fire rockets across the border into southern israel. the tipping point for this new violence was israel's assassination of the top hamas military commander. brings us right to sara sidner. she's live for us in gaza city. sara, good morning. >> good morning. yes, we've been seeing air strikes again and again here in gaza city. we've seen more than a dozen air strikes since we've been here, which is a few hours. on the other side of the border, we've been seeing rockets coming in. we're talking about
CNN
Nov 5, 2012 4:00am PST
congressman chris van hollen will be with us. arizona senator john mccain, the former white house press secretary bill burton and former treasury secretary larry summers all joining us this morning. and former mccain campaign adviser mark mckinney is with us. it's monday, november 5th, and a special edition of "starting point" live from the nation's capital begins right now. welcome, everybody. in 24 hours the campaign promises and those commercials finally stop and the american people will pick a president. this morning, a brand-new cnn/orc poll of likely voters have mitt romney and president obama in a dead heat, 49% apiece. both candidates are canvassing the critical swing states on this final full day on the campaign trail. the president will hold rallies in madison, wisconsin, columbus, ohio, des moines, iowa. governor romney is in florida and lynchburg and fairfax virginia, columbus ohio and in manchester, new hampshire. and it wouldn't be a presidential election without some kind of legal fight in the state of florida. the state's democratic party is suing to extend early voting
CSPAN
Nov 16, 2012 9:00am EST
invite congressman chris van hollen, the democrat are melted join us as we continue this conversation. and i think the congressman easier. but for those of you who don't know of course, chris van hollen, the democrat from maryland is a top democrat on the budget committee, the house budget committee to keep in a critical point in these negotiations as well. as part of the supercommittee and someone who certainly has been a critical component to these conversations, and congressman, if you could join us. he's also a local guy. we always appreciate that here in washington. good to see you. thanks for joining us. i do know how much you heard of gene sperling, but what was the message you gave to him, what's the house democrat message to the administration as they go into these conversations because i did catch a lot of speak to you say play hardball? >> i did not. but what i said was i thought he laid it out well. in fact, gene and i are very much on the same page on these issues. with the president. so look, the challenge is pretty clear. number one, we've got to focus on a
FOX News
Nov 11, 2012 6:00pm EST
senator bob corker and congressman tom price. democratic senator kent conrad and congressman chris van hollen. plus, president obama looks ahead to a second-term while republicans look to regroup. we'll ask our sunday panel about what both sides need to do moving forward. all right now. on "fox news sunday." and hello again from fox news in washington on veterans day. when we honor the military for their service to our nation. we begin today with a dramatic fall from grace of one of the most respected military men of this generation. c.i.a. director and retired four-star general david petraeus stepped down friday after admitting to an extramarital affair. joining us now to discuss that and upcoming hearings on the deadlyer thor attack in libya is the chairman of the senate intelligence committee, dianne feinstein. welcome back to "fox news sunday." >> thank you, chris. >> chris: in a statement you said you understand petraeus' decision to resign but you wish president obama had not accepted that. after more revelations this weekend, do you still feel that way? >> i talked to dave petraeus twice on
CNN
Nov 7, 2012 4:00am PST
maryland democratic congressman chris van hollen. we were talking with you yesterday and said we'll follow up and see how it went. here it is. you are glowing. smiling since you walked out onto the set. my question for you now is what happens next with this balance of power that really does not change? how do you move forward in a way that is dealing with things like the fiscal cliff? >> i think the president made very clear last night in his speech that he was looking forward to working with republicans. but it's also important to realize that there was a decisive election. and one of the big issues in this election was whether or not we should take the balanced approach to reducing the deficit. the president's talked about it. combination of cuts. but also revenue. and it's very clear from the exit polling that a majority of americans recognize that we need to share responsibility in reducing the deficit. that means asking higher income earners to contribute more to reducing the deficit. so, that was one of the clear messages that was one of the central themes in this campaign. th
MSNBC
Nov 29, 2012 7:00am PST
want to bring in chris van hollen. good to see you. >> great to see you. >> from what you're hearing, are you close to a deal? >> we're not close to a deal. everyone's continuing to work very hard to get a deal. the president and secretary geithner reaching out to capitol hill as the president is reaching out to the country. >> let's talk about some of the numbers. politico reporting $1.2 trillion in tax increases. $400 billion in entitlement cuts. mostly from medicare. another $1.2 trillion in spending cuts and war savings. does that soiund like it's in te ballpark to you? >> i think it's too early to say what's in the ballpark. the overall question you're asking is how much will come from revenue, how much will come from cuts. there's been no agreement reached on that yet. and you have to fill in the details. >> let's talk about one of the things that is getting conversation today. if the republicans give on raising taxes, and we know that skr john boehner and a lot of republicans have said they don't want to raise taxes on people making over $250,000 a year. but if they're willing
MSNBC
Nov 26, 2012 8:00am PST
him ramp up the pressure on congress to make a deal. joining me now, chris van hollen and also a member of the house budget committee, congressman, good morning to you, sir. >> good morning, craig. great to be with you. >> the national journal reporting that the president could hold events related to the cliff this week. what are you hearing? >> well, i think that's right. i don't think anything has been settled. there have been on going conversations, but obviously the discussion will heat up this week now that the thanksgiving is behind us. >> what does the white house hope to accomplish with these types of events? >> well, look, this was not a side issue in the campaign. throughout the last presidential campaign the president made very clear that his number one focus was jobs and the economy and also having a long-term plan to reduce the deficit in a balanced way and that means in addition to cuts you would also have revenue, revenue that you get by asking higher income earners to pay a little bit more to reduce the deficit and so the president was really clear in the campaign
MSNBC
Nov 6, 2012 2:00pm EST
, plus chris van hollen will join the "news nation." i'll ask him about his thoughts on election day. be sure to check out our "news nation" tumblr page. you find behind the scenes photographs, newsnation.tumblr. look at the button. first, here's a look where i will be all night tonight live at democracy plaza bringing you the latest exit poll results for nbc and msnbc. ♪ [ male announcer ] the way it moves. the way it cleans. everything about the oral-b power brush is simply revolutionary. oral-b power brushes oscillate, rotate and even pulsate to gently loosen and break up that sticky plaque with more brush movements than manual brushes and even up to 50% more than leading sonic technology brushes for a superior clean. oral-b power brushes. go to oralb.com for the latest offers. oral-b power brushes. [ female announcer ] some people like to pretend a flood could never happen to them. and that their homeowners insurance protects them. [ thunder crashes ] it doesn't. stop pretending. only flood insurance covers floods. ♪ visit floodsmart.gov/pretend to learn your risk. why they'r
MSNBC
Nov 29, 2012 3:00pm PST
now is chris van hollen, democrat from maryland. he was in the democratic leadership meeting with secretary geithner this meeting. congressman, thank you for your time tonight. >> reverend, good to be with you. >> congressman, you were in the meeting on the hill today. the white house wants $1.6 trillion in tax increase, 50 billion in economic stimulus and new power for the president to raise the debt limit without congressional approval. what can you tell us about that? >> well, first of all, secretary geithner on behalf of the president had two meetings on the house side. one with the republican leaders and one with democratic leaders. you're right, secretary geithner laid out key provisions. many of these are in the president's budget. if the republicans look carefully at the budget, it has called for a jobs plan that includes $50 billion of investment and that's part of a plan that would also immediately extend tax cuts to 98% of the people. the president has said we need $1.6 trillion in revenue as part of a long-term deficit reduction. if we don't ask higher income people to
CNN
Nov 27, 2012 4:00am PST
. pennsylvania senator pat toomey, maryland congressman chris van hollen. utah senator mike lee. and actress lucy heal from "pretty little liars." >> "starting point" begins right now. >>> good morning, everyone. our starting point today, more republicans seeming to break their no tax pledge but still bickering with democrats over the so-called fiscal cliff. and just under 35 days now america falls off that cliff. you've heard the menacing sound right there. this triggers drastic spending cuts and tax hikes. now there are some signs of compromise on capitol hill. several top republicans saying they're willing to at least consider raising tax revenues to get a spending plan passed within the next five weeks. however when the lame duck senate returned to work yesterday, it sure sounded like the same old stalemate. >> the senate has spoken and president obama has spoken. he's promised he will not sign any bill that mortgages our future to pay for handouts to the wealthiest 2% of americans. i only hope house republicans have been listening. >> we've been responsible, even as we've remain
CSPAN
Nov 16, 2012 8:00pm EST
colleagues waiting in the wings to talk about these issues. chris van hollen, thanks for joing us here at this prison foundation event. good to see you. best of luck to you with the negotiations to come. we want to invite congressmen peter roskam. good to see you. also a member of the ways and means committee. he served in the illinois state senate with president obama. fed me give you to respond to what you have heard to chris van hollen on the notion of taxes and republicans being prepared to extend the bush tax cuts for those earning less than $250 a year to attack there is ambiguity on the democratic side of the aisle. there is something that chris did not say and that we have not heard from the president. the ambiguity is -- who is risk that there is a 250 description. there is a 500 description. there has not been a clear discussion on the impact of the past two entities. i represent suburban chicago and many other folks across both sides of the aisle. i represent entities that are organized and very little discussion beyond the bumper sticker rhetoric on the impact of pass-throughs
CNN
Nov 7, 2012 11:00pm PST
, but if we're all striving for a solution, i'm confident we can get one. >> chris van hollen, a member of the supercommittee on deficit reduction. he knows a lot. good to see you in person. >> it's great to be here. >> we're all running on fumes and now, we have to get on those fumes and solve this problem because the market is right. it is a crisis and it has to be dealt with. what i don't understand is, a little change in the senate, but -- why is it going to happen now. >> first of all, a lot of the republicans in congress have been focused primarily, maybe we can move beyond that objective. the second is the structure of the situation. the cliff creates big risks, also, opportunities. because not resolving the fiscal cliff will create problems for the country. we need to focus on two things. we need to accelerate the recovery and we need to act now to come up with a balanced, long-term plan to reduce the deficit. >> obviously, those are the, how we do that is the big question. now, john boehner had something to say today about revenue. by revenue, everybody, we're talking ab
MSNBC
Nov 7, 2012 10:00am PST
for the chris van hollen will join the news nation. will the fever be broken? his words to republicans in the house who may want to obstruct the president. plus, pot laws pass in two states. ryan grim will join us live to talk about it. [ lisa ] my name's lisa, and chantix helped me quit. and i honestly didn't think i would ever quit. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. it put me at ease that you could smoke on the first week. [ male announcer ] some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions whiking le ta or after stopping chantix. if you notice any of these stop taking chantix and call your doctor right away. tell your doctor about any history of depression or other mental health problems, which could get worse while taking chantix. don't take chantix if you've had a serious allergic or skin reaction to it. if you develop these stop taking chantix and see yo doctor right away as some can be life-threatening. if you ha
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Nov 10, 2012 1:00am PST
way to do it. congressman chris van hollen, ranking member of the budget committee. as always, thank you for coming on the program. >> eliot: i said it give it up. >> make some noise for jim breuer! >> go (bleep) in your (bleep)ing hat. >> i knew he needed to get out of the house i knew this would give him so much life. >> (grunting) >> i love getting a rise out of him. >> nice, good job. >> (grunts) >> goodnight, muffy. >> goodnight. >> love you. >> "more than me" the world television premier. only on current tv. >> eliot: putting a few hispanic faces on stage for the g.o.p. convention simply wasn't enough. republicans are now asking seriously, how do they >> eliot: point one, latinos vote. something most folks understood before tuesday--republicans apparently not. point 2. it is never too soon to think about 2016. point 3 points one and two mean that republicans will change their views on immigration. even rabid right-wing radio hosts like sean hannity seem to get that. >> we've gotta get rid of the immigration issue all together. it's simple for me to fix it. i think you control t
CSPAN
Nov 14, 2012 1:00am EST
the discussion of the so-called fiscal cliff. chris van hollen doors is a deficit package modeled after the simpson-bowles plan. >> thank you. it is great to have you here. we have had people for the last 24 hours giving their opinions on the fiscal cliff and the fiscal cliff negotiations and what should happen. we are expecting you now to tell us exactly what is happening. >> listen, i think we all need to accomplish two things as we approach the fiscal cliff. one, do everything we can to avoid it both in terms of the sequester peace and also the tax peace. then create a structure where we can deal with the big issues, the big fiscal challenges over the next six to nine months. it will be very useful if we can least agree to a framework structure. one is to make sure we can accelerate in what has been a slow recovery. at the same time, act now to put our long term deficit on a sustainable downward path. act now on both. by now i mean first avoid the fiscal cliff, and then get into the next six-nine months in a structured way. >> several people have pointed out the democrats have
Current
Nov 9, 2012 5:00pm PST
signals, and that's obviously one way to do it. congressman chris van hollen, ranking member of the budget committee. as always, thank you for coming on the program. >> eliot: i said it before. latinos vote. that's ahead. (vo) answer in a moment. (vo) brought to you by courtyard. fruit just got cooler. fruit on one side, cool on the other. new ice breakers duo. a fruity, cool way to break the ice. >> eliot: putting a few hispanic faces on stage for the g.o.p. convention simply wasn't enough. republicans are now asking seriously, how do they win america's fastest-growing bloc of voters. that's ahead on "viewpoint." mix. >>now it's your turn at the only online forum with a direct line to eliot spitzer. >>join the debate now. >> eliot: point one, latinos vote. something most folks understood before tuesday--republicans apparently not. point 2. it is never too soon to think about 2016. point 3 points one and two mean that republicans will change their views on immigration. even rabid right-wing radio hosts like sean hannity seem to get that. >> we've gotta get rid of the immigration iss
FOX News
Nov 5, 2012 1:00pm PST
van hollen is the top ranking democrat. >> we are not giving up taking the the house of representatives. we will watch this to the end. whether it is for the white house or the senate seat or the house seats, the main thing is everyone who wants to participate in this great democracy of ours should get out to vote. do you worry, the tolls are tight and the president could win, hard say, did you in your heart of hearts everyone think you would be in a predicament where the president would be fighting for the last minute for every last vote and this is tight, tight, tight, tight, tight. >> i think it is very tight. it is tight. the president clearly has an edge especially in the battleground states, and as you know, you have been reporting on this for a long-term and who are in a tough economy. so the question for the american people, what has the president done and i think all fair-minded people recognize that we were in a world of hurt when he was sworn in and the economy was collapsing and we have come a long way, but the first is the first say we have a long way did go
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Nov 30, 2012 6:00am PST
capitol hill sounds pretty pessimistic at this point, guys. bill: we heard a little bit from chris van hollen. what is the latest reaction from democrats to republicans mike? melissa: democrats say if you don't like the president's plan, republicans where is your plan? where exactly are you going to generate more revenue. they're trying to draw the republicans out to put specifics out there in terms of what cuts they want to make to entitlements, feeling like that may hurt republican argument. bottom line, house democratic leader nancy pelosi says she thinks republicans will eventually see the light. melissa: why am i confident? because it is the right thing to do. the american people expect and deserve this to happen. it is only a decision. it is only a decision to make, tough choices. there are tough choices for us. this isn't easy. but it is necessary. and i have confidence that my republican colleagues will see the light. >> reporter: but republican leadership aides say we had seven weeks essentially for congress and the white house to work this deal out. they have burned three three of those w
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Nov 16, 2012 1:00pm PST
: thank you, senator. now democratic congressman chris van hollen. >>guest: i think a deal can be reached, the sentiment was good they had constructive talks but as you indicated --. >>neil: what made them constructive? >>guest: in the sense that all parties understood the importance trying to revent us from going over the fiscal cliff but the devil is in the details. we have had the sentiments before and they have not produced a result. so this will be some are very tough negotiating. it is obviously better that the mood is constructive than otherwise but at the end of the day, very tough compromises will have to be hammered out. >>neil: nancy pelosi said, not to touch entitlements talking generally about medicare and medicaid, and social security, and a letter circulating in the senate senators harken and rockefeller of the same sentiment. do you agree? >>guest: we have different approaches for saving money. if you save money the way we did in affordable care act by reducing costs but not simply transferring rising health care costs on to the backs of seniors that is the approac
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